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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mid-term art class critique

I previously posted about the progress of my mid-term drawing for my art class at
 http://whenyouloveblue.blogspot.ca/2016/02/colouring-my-mid-term-drawing.html 

Yesterday was an interesting day as I first attended a noon time lecture by Lois Klassen, a Vancouver based artist and administrative staff member at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.  I was particularly interested in her SloFemists embroidery project in 2015.

At 1 pm it was back to the art studio for the mid-term drawing critique. I was designated to start the critique of this atmospheric perspective work by a fellow student:

She has also painted a bigger version on canvas with acrylic paint, which was very beautiful.

Here is the final version of my drawing, which I think I am calling "Portrait of a Bookcase".
The instructor recommended that I add a warmer yellow tone to the overhead light fixture.




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